Suzanne Yarbrough, Mountain Plains

About Suzanne

Upon retiring from a long and fulfilling career as an RN and nurse educator I was looking forward to changing my focus to place greater emphasis on the arts. The opportunity to become a docent at San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) provided me with an ideal approach to achieving my goals. I have now been a docent for six years. What could be more fun than spending time interacting with the art/artifacts/history of our world through the lens of those who visit this great encyclopedic museum. With each tour I get to share the experience of exploring the beauty and history of the museum’s collections, while relating those objects to concepts of life, science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Every tour is a new experience during which I learn right along with my tour groups.

My Connection with the NDSC

I learned about the NDSC while interviewing fellow docents who had attended the symposium in Cincinnati for our SAMA Docent Association Newsletter. Their enthusiasm was infectious. They learned so much in the breakout sessions, shared great stories of visiting museums in the area, and of sharing the experience with other docents. Those stories sparked my interest in the NDSC and the opportunities to become involved. Being on the council means that I can share my knowledge and skills while interacting with and learning from other docents who represent the disparate museums in our region and all across this country.

Additional Info

  • Docent Since: 2013
  • Elected: 2019
  • Museum Name: San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Museum Photo: Museum Photo

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